Clinician I, II, or III - Project ENSURE/Reentry

Job Overview

Do you want to work in a fun, meaningful, family-oriented environment with a diverse group of colleagues and an excellent supportive network? Do you have a passion for mindfulness-based practices and want to share its benefits in a unique and innovative setting? Do you need BBS supervision hours? And most importantly, are you passionate about working with the incarcerated or formerly incarcerated individuals in custody and in the community? Then welcome to Project ENSURE (Establishing New Skills to Understand and Regulate Emotions)!

Asian American Recovery Services (AARS) is looking for a committed, client-centered staff who are passionate about working with clients who are re-integrating into the community following incarceration and for those that are currently incarcerated. The program will provide psychosocial programming to re-entry clients utilizing evidenced-cased curricula. Services will occur mainly at the Main Jail in San Jose and at Elmwood Correctional Facility in Milpitas, CA. Some programming will also occur at the Re-Entry Resource Center in San Jose, as well as the agency's office, located in Milpitas, CA. Clients in this program range from 18 years old and over. Currently services are provided virtually.

The main program goal and mission is to improve client coping, reasoning, social and problem-solving skills; to reduce client risk of alcohol and drug relapse; and to reduce overall recidivism.

Key Responsibilities

The Clinician facilitates psychoeducational/psychosocial classes for the incarcerated population in Elmwood Correctional Complex in Milpitas and the Santa Clara County Main Jail in Downtown San Jose. Curricula for group classes facilitated by the Clinician include Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP) and the Change Companies Interactive Journaling Life Skills series, as well as other evidence-based curriculum. During this time, clinicians are currently providing virtual services.

  • Facilitates psychoeducational/psychosocial classes in various settings, including Elmwood Correctional Complex, the Santa Clara County Main Jail, and the AARS offices in Milpitas and San Jose. Currently providing virtual services.
  • Adheres to fidelity of evidence-based curricula and models as appropriate.  
  • Welcomes new clients and facilitates orientations with a high level of professionalism.
  • Maintains client confidentiality. 
  • Consistently enforces program rules when working with clients.
  • Maintains timely and accurate confidential documentation. 

Education and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Education, Certifications, and Registrations:

  • California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) registration or certification and/or Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) registration.
  • Must be First Aid and CPR certified within sixty (60) days of employment.
  • Valid California driver’s license. 


  • At least two (2) years of experience providing behavioral health counseling and treatment services.
  • Desired: at least two (2) years of experience providing services for criminal justice–involved individuals, including in custodial settings.

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of theoretical orientations (e.g., trauma-informed service delivery, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy).
  • Knowledge of cultural stigmas surrounding counseling and treatment services.
  • Knowledge of principles and techniques of social work, crisis intervention, client-centered counseling, and group facilitation.
  • Knowledge and experience with your own personal meditation practice.
  • Ability to maintain a flexible work schedule; some evenings and weekends required. 
  • Ability to utilize supervision and build on skills critical to the job functions.
  • Ability to organize, schedule, and efficiently use time to complete all duties and responsibilities assigned.


  • Bilingual in one or more of the County threshold languages, including Spanish, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Mandarin, and Cantonese.

Background Clearance:

  • Must pass Department of Justice Live Scan clearances.
  • Must not be on active parole or probation. 


Compensation: TBD
Type: Hourly/ Non-exempt
Benefits: HealthRIGHT 360 offers a competitive benefits package.
City: Milpitas, CA
Hours/wk: 40

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